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Essex/Ipswich with Ocean View?

pollystyrene Jul 8, 2007 06:46 PM

Are there any places with good fried clams in Essex or Ipswich with an ocean view? If not, are any near a place you can park and eat near the ocean?

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    steve999 Jul 10, 2007 07:52 AM

    Periwinkles has a few tables on their back deck over-looking the river and a small marina.

    1. rlh Jul 9, 2007 07:22 AM

      It's not too far to Lobster Pool on the Gloucester/Rockport line -- it's right on the water overlooking Crane Beach in the distance -- awesome at sunset. There are even a couple of dog-friendly picnic tables by the road.

      Decent fried fare and no-frills lobsters. Onion rings can be excellent and usually at least OK. Homemade desserts are very good as well.

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        ipsofatso Jul 9, 2007 07:42 AM

        One problem is that neither Essex or Ipswich are directly on the ocean-front. Both are on estuarine waterfronts.

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        paulgardner Jul 9, 2007 05:57 AM

        Take a cruise with Essex River Cruises, website is essexcruises.com, then eat across the street at The Village Restaurant, it's delicious and far superior to Woodmans, Farnhams or Essex Seafood.

        1. ipsofatso Jul 9, 2007 05:43 AM

          Go to any clam shack and then drive out to Conomo Point.

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